Fiber sizings for automotive composites

Michelman has developed several new fiber sizings to support advanced generations of engineered resin composites increasingly being used in automotive design and manufacturing applications.

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Michelman (Cincinnati, OH, US) has developed several new fiber sizings to support advanced generations of engineered resin composites increasingly being used in automotive design and manufacturing applications. These sizings include Hydrosize U2-04, a water-based polyurethane dispersion that is compatible with polyamide resins; Hydrosize PA846, a water-based polyamide dispersion that is reportedly highly stable and offers good thermal resistance; FGLASS X91 EMA dispersion, a new film former that is compliant with the Commission Regulation (EU) n°10/2011 repealing directive 2002/72/EC; and Hydrosize U9-01, a water-based, blocked isocyanate that enhances the reactivity of the interface between the fiber and the resin.